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Illegal gun sales and instant background checks are bringing State police to local gun shows.
Joy Sutton reports.
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((Many people go to gun shows to buy, sell, and trade their weapons.
But making sure guns don't get into the wrong hands is one of the reasons why State Police patrol the shows.
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((ROLE GRUBB/VA STATE POLICE: WE'RE TRYING TO DO MORE TO MAKE SURE THE RIGHT PEOPLE ARE BUYING GUNS AND THAT THERE IS NO CRIMINAL ACTIVITY GOING ON)) [RUNS6]
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Grubb says there have been times when a dealer has warned him of someone trying to make an illegal purchase.
But after noticing Trooper Grubb watching nearby they left the gun show.
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((JERRY COCHRAN/GUN DEALER: I CAN GUARANTEE, A UNIFORMED PRESENCE WOULD MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE ON SOMEONE WANTED TO BRING IN SOMETHING ILLEGAL)) [RUNS4]
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Gun Dealer Dick Clark says having State Police around has also been a big help in assisting with instant background checks and answering legal questions.
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((DICK CLARK/GUN DEALER: VIRGINIA STATE POLICE HAS THE ACCESS INTO FBI RECORD, SECRET SERVICE RECORDS. ALL THE RECORDS THEY NEED TO GO INTO TO GIVE AN INSTANT BACKGROUND CHECK. THIS HAS WORKED WELL FOR ALL THE DEALERS HERE IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA WE ALL BACK IT)) [RUNS14]
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And if there is a problem with a background check a dealer can ask State Police to help by searching the buyers record to determine what is preventing them from getting approved.
State Police say they want to continue improving their efforts of deterring crime at gun shows, and are hoping to soon have a booth at the shows to process all of the instant background checks.
Joy Sutton, News-7, Salem.))

[7WebWatch]


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You can get the latest updates on Carvins Cove over the internet.
Eric Earnhart has details in webwatch.
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Roanoke City takes it's water alert to the web with a special water conservation information site.
The page will give you the current level at Carvins Cove during the week.
It tells you EXACTLY what you CAN and CAN'T use water for, and ways to save.
And remember you can check the latest rainfall at Carvin's Cove by looking up Guage 1103 on the Botetourt County IFLOWS map.
A racy internet site is in trouble in the REAL world. Voyeur Dorm advertises college coeds and a house full of 24-hour-a-day webcams. The actual house is located in Tampa, Florida, where officials say it has to obtain the same adult buisness license as local strip clubs if it's going to stay in business. The site's owners are appealing the decision... it could set a precedent for government regulation of internet business.
Running out to the store for stamps may be a thing of the past soon. The Post Office is almost finished testing a program that allows you to buy postage online, and print the stamp directly onto an envelope.
Several small business are using the sustem... it could be available nation-wide by the end of the summer.
For links to these sites, click on Webwatch on the WDBJ website, at WDBJ 7-dot-com.))

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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 7/20/99
Tuesday:

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[45Druckenmiller]


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Former Tech quarterback Jim Druckenmiller goes on trial today in Montgomery County.
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The N-F-L player is accused of raping a Tech student last March at a party in Blacksburg.
His attorney says the accuser aggressively pursued the football player and that the sex was consensual.
Druckenmiller faces up to life in prison if convicted.
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[45E-Norfolk]


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Divers today will be searching the waters off Martha's Vineyard for wreckage of John F. Kennedy Junior's plane.
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The Virginia-based U-S-S Grasp is joining the search.
The Navy rescue and salvage ship left Norfolk yesterday.
On board is a special remote-controlled underwater probe.
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((LT. COMMANDER ERIC ANDERSON/USS GRASP; WE'RE LOADING AN INSTRUMENT THAT GIVES US THE ABILITY TO DO UNDERWATER INVESTIGATION WITHOUT SENDING DIVERS DOWN ... ONCE WE HAVE DEFINITELY IDENTIFIED THE WRECKAGE WE WANT TO RECOVER, WE'LL SEND DIVERS TO THE BOTTOM TO STRAP THE PIECES OF THE WRECKAGE AND WE'LL LIFT THEM UP ON THE DECK))
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The Grasp has been part of several high profile rescue and recovery missions, including the crash of TWA flight 800 in 19-96.
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[45Feedback]


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The News 7 mailbag contains a few comments from viewers about the actions of a local politician.
Assignment editor Joe McKean has more in feedback.
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((House of Delegates candidate Al Bedrosian is getting a couple of pats on the back from our viewers for giving a swat on the backside to a rambunctious child in a hospital waiting room.
A viewer from Elliston wrote: "All too frequently, children are allowed to misbehave without any of the consequences. If the parent of the child and clinic employees had taken no action to control the child and the child's actions endangered other children and/or patients, then Mr. Bedrosian was well within his rights to protect his children...I also believe that spankings, and I am not referring to child abuse, never hurt anyone."
And one from Floyd County said: "While I've never spanked a child I've seen many that I would like to have spanked...He didn't abuse that child, he corrected it. The main reason we have children killing other children is because they have not been corrected."
But a woman from Lynchburg had a different viewpoint.
"I have been in areas of many places where there have been children misbehaving and not being corrected and I have wanted to say something myself, but common sense tells you that you do not touch anyone else's child. He could have easily told the nurse or receptionist and they would have spoken to the parent. Or he could have walked to another area. I am sure everyone has witnessed children misbehaving many times but you use your head to know what not to do."
Here's what to do if you'd like to comment on issues in the news.
The mailing address is P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
To send a fax, dial 540-343-7269.
E-mail should go to news@wdbj7.com.
And our website, wdbj7.com, has a moderated on-line forum.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

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Time again to check the Monday forecast...
Partly sunny, hot, and humid with highs in the low to mid 90s.
There's also a chance of a few isolated thunderstorms.
Partly cloudy overnight, with lows in the upper 60s.
The five day forecast stays hot through the work week...partly sunny with isolated thunderstorms.
Highs in the 90s...lows around 70.
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[8S-Gun-Show]


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State police are hoping their more noticeable presence at gun shows across Virginia will help prevent illegal gun sales.
Joy Sutton explains.
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[SUPER=01-Jerry Cochran/Gun Dealer; :27]
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((Many people go to gun shows to buy, sell, and trade their weapons.
But making sure guns don't get into the wrong hands is one of the reasons why State Police patrol the shows.
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((ROLE GRUBB/VA STATE POLICE: WE'RE TRYING TO DO MORE TO MAKE SURE THE RIGHT PEOPLE ARE BUYING GUNS AND THAT THERE IS NO CRIMINAL ACTIVITY GOING ON)) [RUNS6]
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Grubb says there have been times when a dealer has warned him of someone trying to make an illegal purchase.
But after noticing Trooper Grubb watching nearby they left the gun show.
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((JERRY COCHRAN/GUN DEALER: I CAN GUARANTEE, A UNIFORMED PRESENCE WOULD MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE ON SOMEONE WANTED TO BRING IN SOMETHING ILLEGAL)) [RUNS4]
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Gun Dealer Dick Clark says having State Police around has also been a big help in assisting with instant background checks and answering legal questions.
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((DICK CLARK/GUN DEALER: VIRGINIA STATE POLICE HAS THE ACCESS INTO FBI RECORD, SECRET SERVICE RECORDS. ALL THE RECORDS THEY NEED TO GO INTO TO GIVE AN INSTANT BACKGROUND CHECK. THIS HAS WORKED WELL FOR ALL THE DEALERS HERE IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA WE ALL BACK IT)) [RUNS14]
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And if there is a problem with a background check a dealer can ask State Police to help by searching the buyers record to determine what is preventing them from getting approved.
State Police say they want to continue improving their efforts of deterring crime at gun shows, and are hoping to soon have a booth at the shows to process all of the instant background checks.
Joy Sutton, News-7, Salem.))

[8Druckenmiller]


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A Montgomery county courtroom will be the setting for the rape trial of former Virginia Tech quarterback Jim Druckenmiller.
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Druckenmiller is accused of raping a Tech student who passed out at a Blacksburg party in March.
His attorney says the accuser aggressively pursued the football player and that the sex was consensual.
Druckenmiller faces up to life in prison if convicted.
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[8S-Homeless-Shelter]


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Beneath all the brawn lies a generous heart...
After attending the Jan Tana Body Fitness Classic, body building champion Darren Meade spent his last day in Roanoke helping those less fortunate.
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Meade donated 24-thousand pounds of food to the Rescue Mission of Roanoke.
For Meade not having food to eat is something he can relate to.
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((DARREN MEADE/FORMER BODY BUILDING CHAMPION: I WAS HOMELESS FOR ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF MYSELF. SO THIS TOUCHES ME DEEPLY. IT IS ONE OF THE REASON WE'RE HERE ACTUALLY, HOPING IF ANYONE IS DOWN AND WANTS TO KNOW IF THEY CAN COME UP, THEY CAN))
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Some of the kids staying at the shelter got limo rides around the block.
Mead and Body Fitness Classic Promoter Jan Tana also ate lunch with families staying at the shelter.
The Rescue Mission says the donation will provide about three months worth of meals.
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[8Twins]


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Virginia might be the home of the oldest living twins in the U-S.
Today, the two women from New Market celebrate their 99-th birthday.
Friends and relatives say Treva Pence and Mabel Harpine are always looking out for each other, but they don't share the same nursing home room because there's still some sibling rivalry.
The oldest twins in the world live in Japan.
They're 105.

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Taking a break from the news to look at the forecast...
Partly sunny, hot, and humid with highs in the low 90s.
Isolated thunderstorms are also possible this afternoon.
Tonight looks partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 60s.
The extended forecast includes the chance of more scattered thunderstorms and hot temperatures.
Highs around 90...lows around 70.



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